Guy has forgone the usual weekend routine. Instead of lie-ins, roasts and strolls around the park Guy has dropped everything to run a GoodGym mission for someone who needed help. Respect
Guy has just done something they've never done before. Guy has just run a mission; they've changed their running route and run to help someone who really needed their help.
Congratulations to Guy who is now Mission Verified. They're now ready to start running GoodGym missions to help older people and running alone to community mission. Give Guy a cheer to kickstart their mission running career.
On Friday evening, Area Activator Simon, Guy and Marie Laure pedalled over to the Ringcross Community Centre Foodbank for Goodgym Islington's weekly cycle delivery task. The foodbank team had prepared 9 full crates of shopping, food and essential supplies for local Islington families and households (approximately 36 full bags between us). We used our large waterproof backpacks and panniers to drop off all of these within 1 hour 30 minutes, just before the sun went down.
Smashing work everyone! We will be back again same time, same place, next week!
Ringcross Community Centre has been operating a large foodbank since the start of lockdown, and currently offers food and essentials to over 70 Islington households every week.
Islington Cycle Club have also offered assistance to the project, by arranging a food collection pickup from shops and supermarkets, often using a cargo e-bike.
Goodgym have offered to assist with delivering shopping parcels to various households around Islington (no more than 2 miles from the community centre).
Would you like to be a foodbank cycle courier?
All deliveries will be prepared in advance, with addresses and contact phone numbers attached to the parcels.
You will need:
A method for carrying pretty heavy stuff
This can be pannier bags, or a large rucksack (12 ltrs or larger). Most deliveries would be the size of 4 shopping bags of items, so a larger capacity bag will make your trip easier. A few spare bags will be available to borrow if required.
There are 3 large bags available to borrow if you are without a suitable rucksack!
Some sort of map
Google maps on your phone would be fine.
Confidence when cycling on London streets
We are looking for safe cyclists! Steady, controlled and predictable cycling is preferred over speedy deliveries!
Any questions, feel free to contact Simon Fitzmaurice (Islington Trainer).